Moldova is the perfect backpacker’s country. It’s worth seeing, relatively undiscovered, cheap, and after 2 or 3 days you can pretty much move on. The best time to visit is the summer. July 27th is Independence Day and August 31st is National Language Day, both of which are big holidays full of downtown Chișinău (key-shin-now) festivities. […]

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We spent our last night in Carahasani on the water. Victor is a good friend of Ana and Grigore’s and owns land on the outskirts of town with a large pond. He was generous, energetic, and mildly inappropriate – let’s just say I didn’t translate for my mom half of what he said. You’ll find a variety […]

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  • Chelsi

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A slender man passed the lace screen doors maneuvering a green and rusty bike precisely the same colors as the front gate. A moment later he entered the kitchen and planted a smooshy kiss on Ana’s cheek. His next gift was his bike basket which secured two large heads of ripe green cabbage. Ana introduced […]

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When I first arrived to Moldova in 2010, I lived with the most wonderful woman named Maria. I can’t wait for you to meet her when we discover her kitchen later. I remember one day walking home for lunch and eagerly sniffing the lavender scent of the freshly laundered clothes hanging on the line as I made my way to […]

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